Running a successful business deserves a reward and there’s no bigger bonus than having a Porsche in the company car park.
Reducing fuel economy and CO2 emissions is now a top priority for car manufacturers and business users alike. Increasingly stringent regulations and laws mean even luxury and premium car brands can’t escape the current downsizing and turbocharging trend.
But it’s not all bad news.
With a reduction in engine size and adoption of turbocharging and electrification, not only do you get a welcomed increase in performance but with it a noticeable reduction in running cost.
That means you can now run models from manufacturers such as Porsche.
Sounds too good to be true? Not at all. Here’s why.
1. Porsche Macan
The Macan is Porsche’s first introduction into the compact SUV segment. Dubbed as the only SUV with sports car dynamics, it is one of the cheapest models to keep on the road.
The most efficient Macan in the range is the S Diesel. It boasts 254bhp from a 3.0 V6 turbodiesel, with 46.3mpg and 159g/km.
That means a BIK company car rating of 27 per cent, with buyers being charged £2,338 and £4,676 for the 20 and 40 per cent taxpayer respectively.
2. Porsche Panamera D
Another of Porsche’s more frugal offerings is the Panamera D.
It uses the same 3.0-litre V6 engine as the Macan S Diesel and produces slightly more power at 296bhp, but as a result has CO2 emissions of 169g/km.
The BIK company car rating is a little higher standing at 29 per cent.
However, for those of you that are eco conscious, Porsche has also introduced a Plug-in Hybrid Panamera E emitting only 71g/km, resulting in a BIK company car rating of only 5 per cent.
3. Porsche Cayenne
The Cayenne is Porsche’s most popular model, however not for long due to the Macan’s more accessible price point.
Being a bigger car, the Cayenne is slightly less efficient than the Macan and Panamera despite all three using the same engine.
BIK rating for the Cayenne is 30 per cent, but like the Panamera, the Cayenne is also available with Plug-in Hybrid technology, which reduces the rating to only 11 per cent.
4. Porsche 918 Spyder
A £781,115 hypercar wouldn’t normally make a list of plausible company cars but the Porsche 918 Spyder is a little different.
A 4.8-litre V8 engine and electric motor combine to develop 875bhp, meaning an impressive 0-62mph time of only 2.8 seconds and top speed of 211mph. Yet, that isn’t the most impressive element of the 918.
Despite the high performance figures it only emits 79g/km of CO2 and amazingly will achieve over 85mpg.
It’s the quickest, most expensive but most efficient Porsche you can get your hands on but best of all it qualifies for 100 per cent of First Year Allowances. So just right for small business owners!
5. Porsche 911 Turbo S
The 911 is Porsche’s most famous model and the Turbo S has long been the quickest and craziest of them all.
A BIK rating of 35 per cent makes it even more expensive to run as a company car the 918 hypercar but it is a more reasonable candidate given that it costs around five times as less to buy.
And a 911 does look good sat in the office car park.
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